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Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern

December 12th 2012:Social Entrepreneurship: The Power of Small

Social entrepreneurship. Yes, good things do come in small packages. The experts speak. Alexandra van der Ploeg: “Donating money is easy, volunteering in the traditional sense is easy, but is it effective? Corporate social responsibility should not be about philanthropy, but about leveraging capital, technology or talent to truly create an impact in the communities we work in.” Anne B. Evans: “Social entrepreneurship is love and respect in action.” Patrick Furlong: “I believe in the importance of data and statistics…but it is the connection we feel to one another that moves us most st

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Rob Henning

Rob Henning, Partner and Co-Founder of ESPartners, has spent much of the past 15 years advising SMEs in developing countries on how to enhance their competitiveness. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, he advises corporate, government and international donor clients on a range of entrepreneurial solutions for prosperity including business strategy, SME finance, cluster and value chain competitiveness, and private sector development policy. Prior to founding ESPartners, Rob was a Director with OTF Group, the first venture-backed advisory firm focused on emerging markets. During his eight years there, he developed a particular expertise in the application of business strategy and innovation to solve
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Anne B. Evans

Anne B. Evans is Vice President for Global Strategic Resources at Ashoka and a member of the Ashoka Leadership Group. She provides global planning and coordination of Ashoka’s relationship with SAP. Anne has been a social entrepreneur, Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and a Partner at the MAC Group (now Gemini Consulting), focusing on the financial services and telecommunications industries. She has also consulted to and serves on the boards of a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. In 2001, Anne co-founded the Kenya Education Fund to support secondary-level education of nomadic and other poor children in Kenya. She now serves on its board,
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Patrick Furlong

Patrick Furlong, Director of Policy and Communication for InVenture, is passionate about the intersection of storytelling and social change. InVenture unleashes the potential of developing entrepreneurs to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty by leveraging mobile technology to create credit scores for unbanked individuals around the world. Prior to InVenture, Patrick spent two years working in the nonprofit sector in Chile, Bolivia, and Ecuador. He then worked for City Year Los Angeles, in charge of City Year operations in Boyle Heights, a low-income community in East Los Angeles. He most recently worked at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern Calif
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Alexandra Van der Ploeg

Alexandra van der Ploeg joined SAP in 1999, in charge of management development for SAP Switzerland. Over the next decade, she held various managerial positions in Human Resources. For the past three years, she has managed global CSR programs at SAP AG, developing and implementing the Power of Small competition. In addition, she is responsible for the Yunus Social Business Initiative in Haiti, implementing an infrastructure for social businesses to foster long-term economic development in Haiti, in cooperation with Peace Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Yunus. Alexandra has lived in numerous countries, including Russia and Brazil, and speaks six languages.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 18/10/2017 08:00 18/10/2017 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Social entrepreneurship. Yes, good things do come in small packages. The experts speak. Alexandra van der Ploeg: “Donating money is easy, volunteering in the traditional sense is easy, but is it effective? Corporate social responsibility should not be about philanthropy, but about leveraging capital, technology or talent to truly create an impact in the communities we work in.” Anne B. Evans: “Social entrepreneurship is love and respect in action.” Patrick Furlong: “I believe in the importance of data and statistics…but it is the connection we feel to one another that moves us most strongly to act and make a positive and lasting difference in our communities.” Rob Henning: “Get your team and strategy right, so you, as the entrepreneur, can focus on thinking about how to grow your business and have a business plan. Without the right team and a clear understanding of the market, most people will take a pass on financing your business.” Join us for Social Entrepreneurship: The Power of Small VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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